The Last of the Film Billboard Painters

碩果僅存的手繪電影看板師傅

出版時間:2019/05/01

radition of hiring artists to paint billboards by hand. Today, painted posters have fallen by the wayside as most movie posters are now made with expensive computer printers. In Taiwan, 66-year-old Yan Jhen-Fa is the last movie billboard artist still working today. Yan’s studio is outside of the Chin Men (Chuan Mei) Theater in Tainan. Although he’s never met a film star, he’s painted thousands of them.

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許多年來,特別是在功夫電影鼎盛期間,臺灣有僱用藝術家手工繪製看板的一項傳統。現在,因為現今大部分的電影海報都是用昂貴的電腦印表機製作出來的,所以彩繪海報已被棄而不用。在臺灣,六十六歲的顏振發是當今碩果僅存且仍在工作的電影看板畫家。顏振發的工作室位在臺南的全美戲院外。雖然他從未見過任何一位電影明星,但是他已畫過數千位。

生活必備字詞

★billboard n. 廣告看板,告示牌
The eye-catching billboard was taken down because it was causing traffic accidents.
★fall by the wayside (某物)被擱置╱停止使用;(某人)半途而廢
It was a good idea, but the project just fell by the wayside.

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